Sydney Professional Certificate

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in oncoplastic breast surgery.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the types of implants available and the methods of determining size proportions and volume for an individual patient
  • Evaluate the range of available alternatives, and fundamentals of how lipodermal flaps, acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and other synthetic meshes may facilitate implant based reconstruction
  • Discuss the subtleties of selection of lipodermal flaps, ADMs or other meshes and the circumstances where each might be used
  • Describe the individual features and origins of the different ADMs and meshes that are commonly available in Australia and New Zealand
  • Appraise the surgical and multidisciplinary pressures that influence the options for immediate versus delayed breast reconstruction, considering the existing evidence and the challenges of conducting further high quality research in this area.

 
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Sydney Professional Certificate in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1
6    A Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


This unit is designed as the third part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease and SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs.
Semester 1
SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2
6    A Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery.


This unit is designed as the forth and final part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease, SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs and SURG5039 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1.
Semester 2

Sydney Professional Certificate in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
SURG5039 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ben Green andA/Prof Sanjay Warrier Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly online lectures; online discussion boards and webinars Assumed knowledge: Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery. Assessment: 3 x case reports (50%); short essay (20%); clinical case discussion (20%), webinar case report (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is designed as the third part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease and SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs.
Breast surgery requires a thorough knowledge of the science and management of malignant breast disease and this unit of study is aimed at post-fellowship training (PFT) candidates committed to a career in breast surgery. You will focus on principles of oncoplastic breast surgery techniques used to extend the role of breast conservation and improve the aesthetics of breast conservation surgery. Techniques of volume displacement, mammoplasty, volume replacement, symmetry procedures and good mastectomy technique are covered. You will develop your clinical judgement regarding the use of different techniques and how they are integrated with the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer.
SURG5040 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Samriti Sood, Dr Joel Symonds, Prof Andrew Spillane Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly online lectures, online discussion boards and webinars Assumed knowledge: Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest in breast surgery. Assessment: 3x case reports (50%); audio assignments (20%); clinical case discussions (30%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is designed as the forth and final part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). The unit assumes knowledge from SURG5037 Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease, SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs and SURG5039 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1.
This unit of study concludes the specialist breast surgery curriculum. The focus is on breast reconstruction after mastectomy. It includes the full range of breast reconstruction techniques - implant based reconstruction, latissimus dorsi reconstruction and free flap tissue options ¿ as well as lipofilling and nipple reconstruction techniques. Students will participate in multi-surgeon meeting case discussions with complex decision-making and management of complications.